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Imran to Putin: Pak-Russia close coordination on Afghanistan crucial

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday received a telephone call from Russian President Vladimir Putin wherein both the leaders discussed latest situation in Afghanistan and other matters.

Recalling their earlier telephone conversation of August 25 this year, the two leaders exchanged views on the latest developments of Afghanistan, bilateral cooperation and collaboration in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), according to a statement issued by the PM Office.

The prime minister underscored the importance of peace and stability in Afghanistan for regional security and prosperity.

He emphasised the urgent need for the provision of humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan and the imperative of averting an economic crisis.

PM Imran underlined the need for the international community to remain engaged in Afghanistan. He stressed that the Afghan people should not be abandoned at this crucial juncture.

The premier stressed that close coordination and consultations between Pakistan and Russia on the evolving situation in Afghanistan are of crucial importance.

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